Dear Connie Chung:

Dear Connie Chung:

Your heartfelt Washington Post letter – a recollection of how you were sexually violated decades ago does not prove that Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of anything. Let’s be honest, preventing the Kavanaugh confirmation is the primary reason you wrote your piece. Timing is everything. The fact that you voted twice for Bill Clinton, a known sexual abuser, begs the obvious question: why did you not “come out” before when you had multiple opportunities – in support of Juanita Broderick or Paula Jones, or Monica Lewinsky? Suddenly, we now hear from you 20 years after the blue dress was stained by Clinton in the Oval Office. There were surely plenty of other relevant opportunities for your coming out moment – Harvey Whinestein or Bill Co…Les Moon… Matt L. – though they were not conservative nominees for the Supreme Court that needed to be derailed by the political left. Your coming out now during the Kavanaugh ambush appears to be not much more than a transparent political play. I don’t think you want it viewed as such, but it was your choice.

Connie Chung’s past experience with sexual abuse is not evidence in any other case of sexual abuse. Some high profile sexual abuse accusations have in fact been true, some only partially true and some completely fabricated (think UVA and Rolling Stone) as has been determined by juries in our courts of law. Courts are flawed too, and don’t always get it right. Has Connie Chung’s “coming out” suddenly now reversed the innocence of the men accused in the UVA case, or North Carolina, or Barry (in the (Dunham case)? Dear Connie, I hope you and your fellow Americans are smarter than the “Believe Woman” mentality. Humans do not always tell the truth. No gender is excepted. Also, it is well known that our memories of events near and far are not always accurate, no matter how sincerely we believe them. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever know the “truth” in the Ford/Kavanaugh case of 35 years ago. It is not far-fetched to think, given the low character of the inhabitants in Washington, that the Kavanaugh accusation is merely a politically motivated attempt by Democrats to prevent a Trump nominee from becoming the next member of the Supreme Court.

If sharing your story with the rest of us is so traumatic, will you will one day conclude it was worth sharing? Kavanaugh’s fate will perhaps in large part determine that, I suppose.

Let’s be honest, our personal preferences for Supreme Court nominees are not evidence in support of the guilt or innocence of Judge Kavanaugh. The overwhelming point is that the timing of the accusation is quite fishy – like a dead fish reeking in a trash can on a hot summer day. Resist emotion. Embrace critical thinking. Compassion for all.

Question: What is the basic role of the Supreme Court? Do most people have a clue? Sadly, they do not.

An American

Musings on the Double Standards of the MSM.

Of course sexual harassment is real. Powerful people who dangle the carrot of career advancement in trade for sexual favors are scum. It’s even more brutal when some are made to feel “You’ll go nowhere unless…”  There is also plenty of mid-level and lower-level sexual misconduct. So it is real, and happens every day all over the globe. The victims are mainly women. But there are also extortionists, opportunists, gold diggers and groupies. They are not victims. That said, it seems like everyone in the main stream media is jumping over one another to be the first report “sexual misconduct” allegations against any TV personality or otherwise famous person. Something is fishy. Perhaps it’s the stench of rotten hypocrisy, for this was the same left wing media that back in the day tried to suppress allegations against their man in the Whitehouse, Bill Clinton, aka. “Slick Willie.” OK, it may not be exactly the same media, but close enough. It’s less about individuals than it is about a pervasive ideology. The media groupthink is popping up again and manifesting itself in the latest mutation.

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President Clinton, Paula Jones, ca. 1998.

Those who have been following the double standards of the left have seen this dishonesty going on for decades. It’s why many of us don’t trust the main stream media. If something impedes their left-wing agenda (think any rascally Republican person or policy) it is portrayed as bad or inexcusable. If something helps advance their liberal goals (think president Clinton in 1998) it is portrayed as good, defendable. Right, wrong do not really matter when one distills it down. Bill Clinton IS the poster child for this double standard.

If they do decide to finally throw the Bill Clinton under the bus for “sexual misconduct” it will not truly be done on the basis of a moral failing or a lack of virtue, for those concepts do not exist in the liberal atheist’s mind.* Besides, it’s too late for that. It will be done because Hillary lost and it has been decided that she should be “retired.” Senator Al Frankenstein may yet still survive. After all, one should not hold a former SNL comic to very high standards. Once a buffoon always a buffoon. Their fate depends on what is decided behind locked doors in the newsrooms. Who is expendable and who is not. But there are Young Turks (of the female persuasion) in those newsrooms now. They will increasingly have influence.

Though pretty soon, there will be few remaining to accuse. It’s a bit much, I think. However, anything that causes this kind of twisting and squirming among the liberal ranks and reveals their hypocrisy is amusing to watch.

As a result of this media tempest, perhaps inappropriate romantic flings will become a relic of the past, perhaps not. In the future perhaps permission to “make a pass” will have to be done in the presence of witnesses. Wordy contracts will have to be signed prior to the commencement of any affair. So much for spontaneity.  New academic departments will be established at public Universities to explore what constitutes a “proper advance” towards the opposite sex. Perhaps sexual edicts will be added to the Code of Federal Regulations by the next Democrat-controlled Congress. Senator John Conyers – should be the chairman of the committee, Al Frankenstein his co-chair. 

*I never once believed Bill Clinton should have been impeached for sexual misconduct. There were simply too many other reasons why he could have been convicted for real high crimes, like accepting Chinese money for his presidential campaign, and then allowing the transfer of missile technology to, guess who… the Chinese.

 

Frotho

Thank you, John Adams. Happy Independence Day!

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress held a meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia and passed a formal resolution declaring, “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.” That was it!

The following day John Adams wrote to his beloved wife, Abigail:

“July 3, 1776 

“Had a Declaration of Independency been made seven Months ago, it would have been attended with many great and glorious Effects . . . .

“But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

“You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, “Had a Declaration…” [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/

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Detail of John Adams by John Singleton Copley, ca. 1784.

The following year, after much more blood had been shed, Adams made the following comment in his letter to Abigail of April 26th:

 “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it! If you do not, I shall repent it in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it!”  

If Adams were alive in 2017, I believe he would be disappointed that Americans have strayed so far from the principles of their founding.

Hortensius

 

 

 

Suspect Identified in Texas Mosque Burning

Although he has not yet been charged, Marq Vincent Perez, 25, of Victoria, Texas is the primary suspect for committing arson at the Victoria Islamic Center last January 28th. Perez is set to go to trial on May 1st for a separate incident involving possession of an incendiary device. It would be nice to know if Perez torched the Mosque and if he did it would fitting to see him not only punished, but also put behind bars to prevent him from doing it again. However, he must be presumed innocent at this time.

Frotho

We Welcome Muslim “Refugees” – Then Watch as Some of Them Try to Kill Us.

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The prayerful Abdul Razak Ali Artan shown mere months before his rampage against innocent civilians at Ohio State University.

Yesterday, Somali-born terrorist named Abdul Razak Ali Artan tried to kill as many innocent civilian people at Ohio State University as possible with a car and a knife. Thankfully, he was quickly disposed of by a young law enforcement officer with a gun. Eleven people were injured, no one has died except the attacker. We got off lucky yesterday compared to last July when a crazed Muslim radical used a truck to plow through a crowd in Nice, France. That fanatic killed 86 people and injured 434 others.

How is Homeland Security’s “vetting” of immigrant refugees from predominantly Muslim countries working out? Apparently not very well. But we are told by Obama and the Democrats not to worry. Besides, to question President Obama’s open arms immigration policy reveals a person’s deep seated bigotry and racism.

“Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident.

“He lived briefly in a temporary shelter in Dallas before settling in Ohio, according to records maintained by Catholic Charities.” (Source: NBC News @ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/suspect-dead-after-ohio-state-university-car-knife-attack-n689076

Trump’s victory will not end this. Radicalized Muslim terrorists are already in the U.S. and with their internet connections more will be created. The open borders people have blood on their hands. It’s time for them to admit they were wrong and get out of the way so we can fix this before the United States is torn asunder.

Lucius Cincinnatus

N.B. Of course, all Muslims are not terrorists. Law-abiding American citizens of the Muslim faith are American citizens first and their constitutional and civil rights must be protected. But given world events it is not unreasonable to say that very few Muslim immigrants should be allowed into the United States at this time. In fact, it is rational to say it. And if America is as bigoted and hateful as Democrats say it is, wouldn’t these refugees prefer living in another Muslim country  rather than here? This is an important question that may perplex some liberals who contemplate it.

Hypocritical Hillary or, the Altruism of Jill Stein

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Hillary Clinton

The Clinton/Stein campaigns are coordinating with each other to request vote recounts in three states where Donald Trump seems to have won by a slim majority. Stein’s support nation-wide was miniscule, she only got approximately 1% of the popular vote and did not pick up any Electoral College votes. Stein defended the recounts by saying,

“What we’re doing is standing up for an election system that we can trust. We deserve to have votes that we can believe in,” Stein said in a video on her Facebook page. “This is a commitment that Greens have expressed — that we stand for election integrity, that we support voting systems that respect our vote.  We demand voting systems that are accurate, that are publicly controlled, that are not privatized.”

“This initiative is not about helping one candidate and hurting another,” she said. “We said over and over, we don’t support either of them. In this recount effort, we’re not attempting to overthrow Donald Trump, and I don’t expect that will be the outcome.”

(Source: Detroit Free Press@ http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/25/michigan-preparing-potential-hand-recount-48m-presidential-votes/94429196/)

Stein is being disingenuous. She is only looking for recounts in states where Trump appears to have the lead over Clinton – in Wisconsin by 27,257 votes, in Pennsylvania by 68,236 votes and in Michigan by 11,612. If Stein does not favor one candidate over another as she claims then why does she not demand a recount in New Hampshire where Hillary only seems to have won by less than 2,800 votes, or Maine where she is ahead by only 20, 035 votes? The answer is that Stein, who is far more aligned with Clinton when it comes to politics and public policy, is doing this at the request of Mrs. Clinton. Of course, Stein prefers a President Clinton to a President Trump.

Even though their efforts won’t change the outcome of the election, the Clinton/Stein strategy seeks to fan the flames of Democratic voter discontent. It attempts to plant the seed of election illegitimacy in the minds of their supporters. One unfortunate outcome of all this is the destabilization of our U.S. presidential voting system. The left never loses quietly or with grace.

Donald Trump was battered by the Hillary, her supporters and the mainstream media for saying he would have to wait and see if he would accept the election results. Hillary has flipped – it is she who is not willing to accept the election results. As recently as October 20th Hillary characterized the position she is now taking as “horrifying.”

Opportunists who will do anything to get what they want have no shame when it comes to taking hypocritical positions.

Lucius Cincinnatus

Source for vote tallies: CNN @ http://www.cnn.com/election/results/president

Trump-haters spreadin’ their LOVE

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” –Winston Churchill

By Lucius Cincinnatus

I don’t remember this kind of violence from the Tea Party. That’s because there wasn’t any.

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Trump-hater setting a fire in Oakland.

I don’t remember “Impeach Obama” rallies in 2008 before President-elect Obama took office. That’s because there weren’t any.

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Recent “K*ll Trump” graffiti in Oakland

Liberal sore losers and the goons they are unleashing on society are deplorable. The protesters want us to believe that Donald Trump will destroy America, while they are actually in the streets destroying America.

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Anti-Trump protesters spreading their brand of love in Baltimore.

Look who joined the anti-Trump protesters in Baltimore. It’s the Peoples Power Assembly!  On their webpage, the PPA states that, “The U.S. imperialist ruling class wants to maintain the status quo — that is what the government is there for.”

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Trump-hater dancing in the streets of Oakland.

When will moderate Democrats in this country realize that there are forces working within their own party that want to bring down the USA? It is so clear to see. No doubt some of the love and financial support for this movement is coming from our foreign adversaries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Their goal is to divide and weaken America.

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The future of America wearing her “F*ck Trump” shirt.

None of these protests would be thinkable without the constant barrage of lies and misinformation being spread by propagandists in the media, and the grip the left-wing has on the education of our children.

Look at the video of this poor woman who was assaulted while trying to make her way through a crowd of anti-Trump, anti-everything protesters.

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/driver-s-windshield-smashed-during-protest/350934129